Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The iPad countdown has begun

At 8am on Friday morning the Apple iPad will have officially arrived. Are you going to be one of the people queing up at some ungodly hour of the morning or do you not see what all the fuss is about?

I was actually in New York in April for the USA launch of the iPad. I was just wandering out of Fao Scwartz after having heatedly debated the merits of making my own muppet (I am serious, they have a make your own muppet station, but that's another story) when we saw a huge crowd. Naturally the inquisitive tourist in me was overwhelmed with curiosity about this New York phenomenon only to discover it was locals queing up to be one of the first to lay their hands on an iPad.

When I hopped on the plan to Hawaii a few days later, I was also surprised how many people were already kicking back watching movies on their iPad during the flight.

What I wonder is, will Aussies take up the charge or are we a bit more cynical about technology? Do you love your iPhone and iPod so much you are gagging to jump in to bed with the latest piece of iTechnology?

I admit to being a technology junkie (now where did I leave my iPhone?) but I won’t be in the queue on Friday. Will you?

1 comment:

  1. We have had one for about a month or so now and it is awesome! I have downloaded a few ebooks and the functionality is great. I especially like that you can highlight sections and it compiles them all into a reference list for you to refer to later. The kids ebooks are great too, really interactive for the little ones. I am usually sceptical about new technologies but this one is a must have in my opinion!